Students of the Ekiti state university (EKSU), Ado Ekiti, today took to the street to protest against alleged harassment and unlawful arrest of their colleagues by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
The irate students barricaded the institution’s entrance gate with academic activities paralyzed as most of the lecturers and other staff could not access the campus.
The protest which began at about 8:15am and lasted till 2:30pm affected free flow of traffic on the Ado-Ifaki dual carriage way, where the aggrieved students gathered to express their displeasure.
They appealed to EFCC acting chairman, Mr Ibrahim Magu, to order his men to stop harassing innocent students under the guise of being suspected to be involved in cybercrime, popularly called ‘yahoo’.
Meanwhile, Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti command, DSP Caleb Ikechukwu, who confirmed the incident said the police swiftly swung into action to restore orderliness, by ensuring the removal of all blockages on highway for smooth human and vehicular movements.
Recall that few weeks ago, over 40 youths, some of whom were students of higher institutions were arrested in Ado Ekiti by EFCC and whisked away to Ibadan, Oyo state for alleged cyber fraud.